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behaviour therapy

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(bi-hayv-yer)

treatment based on the belief that psychological problems are the products of faulty learning and not the symptoms of an underlying disease. See also aversion...

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phobia

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A persistent, irrational fear of an object, event, activity, or situation called a phobic stimulus, resulting in a compelling desire to avoid it. The presence or anticipation of the phobic...

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tachyphylaxis

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n. a falling-off in the effects produced by a drug during continuous use or constantly repeated administration, common in drugs that act on the nervous system.

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